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Remembering mums across the world on Mother’s Day

The days we laughed The days we cried The days we shared the loss, the broken heart, So it was less than half as hard.   The days we smiled, The days we played , The days we danced, The

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An oasis in the desert of Dementia

As part of carers week 2016 we’d like to share a poem written by Janet Rutledge, You can see her original post, and more of her wonderful poems and photography on this facebook link:    ‘I hope that by sharing it

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Poetry Week: Day 5 “Night Times: Awake with Alzheimer’s”

Good morning everyone, We would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your strong support this week in sharing the incredible poems we have received. We would particularly like to thank Chris Roberts  and Glenn Merrilees for

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Poetry Week Day 4: “Looking out of the window in a care home”

As poetry week continues, we warmly welcome back Chris Roberts who has written another exceptionally powerful poem whilst he was in respite. Chris has done some incredible work to raise awareness of dementia, and it’s a real privilege to share this

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Poetry Week: Day 3 “Carers”

Poetry week continues here on the Dementia Carer Voices blog with a poem from Glenn Merrilees. Glenn is a mental health campaigner who frequently writes poems inspired by his experiences and the experiences of others. Today’s poem was inspired by

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Poetry Week: Day 2 “My memories waver on the edge of reason”

With great thanks to Chris Roberts for today’s moving poem. This is the second poem from Chris this week, you can read his last one here. Thank you again to Chris, it’s an honour to share this with you all

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Poetry Week Day 1: “Don’t you look well they cry”

This week, we will be sharing a new poem everyday, each of which powerfully illustrates what dementia and caring means to people and families all over. Today’s poem comes from the wonderful Chris Roberts, who has shared his story and experiences with

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